PREVENTING DEHYDRATION IN PREGNANCY

Mar 31, 2017,

 

INTRODUCTION

Its important to stay well hydrated during pregnancy,As well as helping you to avoid dehydration.Water helps carry nutrients throughout your blood to the baby.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES

1.Inadequate intake of water.

2.Vomiting and diarrhea in pregnancy.

3.Strenous exercise.

4.Intake of product containing caffeine.

 

Dehydration during pregnancy can lead to serious complications.They include:

-Neural tube defects

-Low amniotic fluid.

-Inadequate breast milk production.

-Premature labor.

-Birth defect.

 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

-The common is maternal overheating.

-Dark yellow urine

-Fatigue

-Dry mouth

-Sleepiness

-Dizziness

-Constipation

-Headache.

-Increased thirst.

 

How can you prevent dehydration while pregnant?

-Drinking plenty of water(8-12 glasses a day)its the key to preventing dehydration.

-Avoid products that contain caffeine.its  a good idea-caffiene can increase your urine output.

Avoid strenuous exercise or spending alot of time in a hot environment.

 

Maintaining proper hydration during pregnancy is important.Learn more,Talk to a doctor now.CLICK HERE.

REFERENCES

1.https://dripdrop.com/pregnancy-dehydration-causes-complications

2.www.healthline.com › Pregnancy › Home

3.www.babycentre.co.uk › Pregnancy › Travel › Is it safe…transport and travel

 

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